Venezuelan Summer League
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The Venezuelan Summer League is a minor league baseball rookie league which operates in the Major League Baseball's academies in the Venezuelan states of Carabobo and Aragua. The VSL was created in 1997 as an alternative to the Dominican Summer League to improve the development of young prospects from Venezuela in their early years in organized Baseball.
The 2015 72-game season began May 18 and ends August 8.
The regular season champion and the league runner-up play a best of three games playoff series for the league championship. The league is closed to all draft eligible players (e.g. players from the United States, Canada, & Puerto Rico) with the exception of two players from Puerto Rico. Currently, there are players from Argentina, Colombia, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Sint Maarten and Venezuela.
Each team has a roster limit of 35 active players; at least 10 of which must be pitchers. No player on the active list may have more than four years of minor league service. There are no age limits.